The Broward County Board of County Commissioners approved an Ordinance relating to lobbying activities. This Ordinance expands the activities for which a person must register as a lobbyist with Broward County and the penalties for violating the registration and reporting requirements of the Broward County Lobbyist Registration Act.
Lobbyist Registration Ordinance
Online Lobbyist Search
Access a searchable database of registered lobbyists with Broward County.
Online Lobbyist Registration
To register as a lobbyist, visit our Online Lobbyist Registration and select New Registration.
Online registration system offers:
- 24/7 access to update or change registration information through a password-protected login
- the ability to update, add or remove clients from registration (profiles will be automatically updated)
- the ability to use keywords to search the database for lobbyist information and client representation
- expedited, paperless registration
Cone of Silence
The Broward County Board of Commissioners adopted a Cone of Silence Ordinance which substantially restricts vendors and vendor representatives (including lobbyists) from communicating with County Commissioners, County Administration, Selection/Evaluation Committee members and other staff members involved in making a recommendation or a decision in the award of a contract pursuant to a competitive solicitation.
For County Commissioners, the Cone of Silence begins at the time of bid opening for an Invitation to Bid (ITB) and the first meeting of the Selection /Evaluation Committee (Short Listing) for a Request for Letters of Interest (RLI) or a Request for Proposal (RFP). For staff, the Cone of Silence begins at the time of the advertisement of the solicitation for an ITB and at the time the Selection/Evaluation Committee is approved for a RLI or RFP.